Monarch Tagged With Dr. Lincoln Brower in 2011 Texas Drought Recovered at El Rosario

Are these insects resilient or what? A Monarch tagged with Dr. Lincoln Brower in the drought of 2011 in the Texas Hill Country was recently recovered in Michoacan and reported to Monarch Watch.… Read More

Persnickety Texas Milkweeds "May not Lend Themselves to Mass Seed Production"

Native American Seed Company is on a mission to restore the earth, one native seed at a time. The 300-acre spread about 115 miles west of San Antonio on the banks of the Llano River just northeast of Junction, Texas, boasts 75 … Read More

Chasing Monarchs on the Llano River with Dr. Chip Taylor, Champion of Monarch Butterflies

Chasing Monarchs on the Llano River with Dr. Chip Taylor, founder of Monarch Watch, offers the champion for Monarch butterflies and the ecosystems that sustain them a lesson in the ways of the Texas Hill Country.… Read More

Could 2012 be the Worst Year in Monarch Butterfly Migration History?

A challenging year for the Monarch Butterfly migration gets even worse on the Llano River as dropped water tables and lack of or ill-timed rains kill the usual nectar sources that fuel the insects on the annual migration. Could this be the worst year in Monarch butterfly migration history?… Read More

Texas Drought Impact on Wildflower Seed Production Cuts Both Ways, PLUS Five Tips for Collecting Wildflower Seeds

The Texas drought’s impact on wildflower seed production cuts both ways–some wildflowers produce more seed, others don’t. PLUS: Five tips for collecting wildflower seed for next year’s butterfly garden.… Read More

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